Kasteel Cuvée Du Chateau | Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
Belgium
vanhonsebrouck.be

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ShadesOfGray on 02-21-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
452
Reviews:
154
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
12.07%
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
102
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Tomislav
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bshefftz
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kitschiguy
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vertical tasting between 2012 vintage with 01/18 BB and non-vintage with 2/20 BB.

Poured a dark coffee brown - neither poured with much head or left much lacing.

Notes of coffee, brown sugar, dark fruit with the Vintage version exhibiting notes of cherry, prunes and a vinous note.

Light bodied with a light mouth.

2012 has less alcohol and is much mellower than the NV which is a little warm and not as good as I remember it.

Definitely one to age a couple of years.

Rating given for NV

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Photo of gwydno
3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of logicalparadox
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nick_perry
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Aromas like a fine red wine. Very smooth with a malty, cherry, alcoholic taste.

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Photo of Maillard
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Freepack88
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wordemupg
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml corked and caged 2015 bottle into tulip 11/2/17

A reddish cola when held to the light, large and loose brown foam has decent retention leaving some random patches

S brewers candy, faint anise, fennel, molasses, root beer, some hard to place vinous notes, raisins, brown sugar, smells pretty good

T cola and brewers candy work well together, dried dark fruit, a little cocoa, not far from the nose

M soft from the bubbles, not as heavy as I expected, booze is well hidden, licorice and spice linger

O mellow for the strength with plenty going on, I rather enjoyed this stuff and could see it doing well with some age

I didn't know what to expect from this one and it turned out great for the money, I'll grab this one again for sure...

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4.8/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JRod1969
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Epiktetos
4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cbcrunch
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pacioli1445
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sparky44
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JackRWatkins
3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 5/29/13

A: Perhaps I didn't pour this vigorously enough but I got basically no head, chocolate brown, thin strip of foam around the edge of the glass and no lacing to speak of
S: Chocolate and raisin, a tannic, sharp wine-like quality, a bit of the umami, soy sauce/savory note, a touch of an earthy, vienna like malt quality with some roastiness and a certain nutty quality to it as well
T: Immediate malt and chocolate, there is a certain semi-sweetness here and an overt (though not forceful) boozy quality, the raisin is there too, backed by the booziness and malt body
M: Dry, but not overly so
O: Independent of context it's an excellent beer, but there are many in the style that are far better. This beer does have it's distinctions (though they are few), if you are looking for a quad with a bit of a more noticeable chocolate note you can find it here. It is not really a statement beer, not bold or different from the trappings of it's style, but nonetheless quite enjoyable and if you are look for a quad that you haven't already had you could do a hell of a lot worse.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BdM
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Andrewharemza
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.44/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yaron73
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LocusSolus
4.57/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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